How to Play an IPod on an EyeClops Mini Projector

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Apple's iPods are good for playing music or watching videos on your own, but they're not ideal in group settings, when you want to share the music or video with other people. With the proper cable, you can use JAKKS Pacific's inexpensive EyeClops Mini Projectors in conjunction with an iPod's video output capability to allow everyone to join in the fun.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter
  • VGA-to-composite adapter
  • 3.5mm-to-composite adapter
  • Apple composite AV cable

IPods With Lightning Connector

  • Turn the EyeClops' volume all the way down, then turn off the EyeClops.

  • Turn the iPod's volume all the way up. Turning the volume all the way up on the iPod, and down on the EyeClops, introduces less distortion into the audio.

  • Connect the Lightning end of the Lightning-to-VGA adapter to the iPod's Lightning port.

  • Connect the VGA end of the VGA-to-composite adapter to the VGA port on the Lightning-to-VGA adapter.

  • Connect the composite end of the VGA-to-composite adapter to the EyeClops' composite video input jack. The video jack is yellow.

  • Insert the 3.5mm end of the 3.5mm-to-composite adapter into the iPod's headphone jack.

  • Connect the composite end of the 3.5mm-to-composite adapter to the EyeClops' composite audio input jacks. Match the colors of the ends of the composite cables to the colors of the input jacks.

  • Turn on the EyeClops and play a video on the iPod.

  • Adjust the EyeClops projector's volume to a comfortable level. Turn the wheel around the EyeClops projection lens to focus the image on a wall or screen.

iPods with 30-pin Connector

  • Turn the EyeClops' volume all the way down, then turn off the EyeClops.

  • Turn the iPod's volume all the way up. Turning the volume all the way up on the iPod and down on the EyeClops introduces less distortion into the audio.

  • Connect the Apple end of the iPod composite AV cable to the iPod dock connector.

  • Connect the composite ends to the EyeClops's composite input jacks. Match the colors of the ends of the composite cables to the colors of the input jacks.

  • Turn on the EyeClops and play a video on the iPod.

  • Adjust the EyeClops projector's volume to a comfortable level. Turn the wheel around the EyeClops projection lens to focus the image on a wall or screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't see video playing through the EyeClops after Step 6, you may need to activate the iPod's video output capability by selecting "Videos," then "Settings" and changing "TV Out" to "On."
  • Apple's Lightning-to-30-pin adapter cannot be used to output video.
  • IPod Nanos prior to the third generation, iPods prior to the fourth generation, iPod Minis and iPod Shuffles do not support video output.

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